50% of online dating users in UAE experienced IT security incidents

50% of online dating users in UAE experienced IT security incidents

50% of people who have tried online dating in the UAE have experienced some sort of IT security incident.

That’s according to a new report by Kaspersky, which also revealed that 25% of users in UAE share their full name publicly on their online dating profiles, 15% have shared their home addresses and 9% shared photos of family members.

Mohammed Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, explains why the statistics are worrying.

      

Results also show that 64% of online dating users have experienced some sort of threat or problem while using online dating apps.

Meanwhile, 60% of online dating users worry that their devices may be infected with a virus while using the app and 57% expressed concern about their data being stolen or leaked.

To avoid incidents, Hasbini has this advice .

      
 
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